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All 2006 Visitor Reviews Submitted by tnat

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Event Reviewed: 15th Annual St. Matthew Haunted House (Hawthorn Woods, Illinois)
Reviewed by: tnat   (Event Visited: 10/28/06 @ 9:30 pm)
Review Posted: 10/31/06
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Scare Factor: High | Atmosphere: Very Good
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Visibility/Location: Very good when you realized where it was. Signs along the way did not help out. Map Quest a must if youre not familiar with the area. Little confusion between Lake Zurich and Hawthorn Woods.

Wait Entertainment: Reasonable. About 20-30 min. on a Saturday night. Had a DJ and Karaoke to kill some time.

Length of Event: About 20-25 minutes depending on how caught up with the actors or the mazes you became.

Actor Performance: Very good. The group seems to enjoy their roles and play acts a lot.

Patron Flow Inside Attraction: Easy enough. Its in a Lutheran Church. The catch you by the DJ then let certain numbers move along to keep the flow even.

Appropriate Ages: 10 and above. There is enough gore and graphic depiction that would not agree with smaller kids. Perfect for pre-teens, teeens, and adults.

Props / Special FX: Nice mixture of old school and low tech props. Nothing too fancy but a lot of the old tried and true favorites that make for a nice time. Plenty of misdirection and obstacles too.

Costumes / Make-up: Nice. Again nothing too fancy but appropriate and playful.

Summary: Nice bang for your buck House. the misdirection is the best part. Never know where you are headed or to what you are heading for. Could use a little more spice at the end but this is better than I remember it from a few years ago. One note: Actors will lightly touch you or bar your way. they wont allow you to touch them and they wont split up your group. My group liked that but some others may not.





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